Home blood pressure measurement more useful than office, study says

03/17/2004 | Medscape (free registration)

New research concludes blood pressure measurements taken at home are more useful as a prognosis tool than measurements taken in a health care professional's office. The study found significant differences in rates of cardiovascular events in relation to home vs. office measurements of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and the researchers concluded that blood pressure should be measured at home for patients receiving hypertension treatment.

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